Fossilised skull fragments of the beastly bird, which stood 7 feet tall and weighted 500 pounds, were found in 1933, but they provided very little context or evidence about the animal’s life or lineage.

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A skull contains the brain cavity, the sense organs, the feeding apparatus, and as often happens in birds, ornamentation as well. When looked at together with existing skeletons, these traits give the impression of a gargantuan goose.